Friday, January 17, 2014


Athlete of the Week - Week 1: Max Gould (boys fencing), Columbia 

Senior epee, 5-11, 195 pounds

JUST THE FACTS: The senior epee fencer has been a key component in establishing the Columbia dynasty during his tenure and was a crucial element in Columbia capturing the gold medal at this year’s Cetrulo Tournament. Gould went undefeated on the B strip, helping propel Columbia’s epee into the A pool in the final round, all but sealing the team's overall gold medal.

ON FENCING FOR COLUMBIA: "Of course there is pressure to be on the Columbia fencing team, but it is a good kind of pressure. We are always the loudest cheering each other on, always have a real team element. These championships we have won, the level that Columbia has reached, this doesn’t come easy. We all train hard. Coach White always reminds us that we have a target on our back.”

TEAM GOAL: "This season we really want the state title. We have a lot of seniors that want to end our high school career on a high note and help prepare the team for future success. As a squad we feel the last few years epee has kind of been the weak point, so this year we kind of huddled together. We went all out at the Cetrulo."

Read the rest HERE.

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